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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Baltimore, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South America; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 7500 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
I am a retired sales engineer that grew up on 240 acres in Iowa. I think of myself as physically and mentally fit for most tasks from standing watch to fixing stuff to having the stamina for the long haul. I get along with most anyone, take orders well, can sing and dance upon request. I am lucky to be married to a happily working wife who is supportive of my adventures. Since retiring I enjoy my time, messing about our 100 year old rowhouse in downtown Baltimore, hit the gym 2-3x a week, volunteer at MD Food Bank and the Urban League, 2-3 months of driving across US visiting family whilst camping along the way, visiting kids (3) & g-kids (6), and domestic/international travel.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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MARVIN’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7500 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 J 45 St Thomas USVI/Camden ME 1500 Watch-leader 3 Delivery
2015 Southern Cross 30 St Thomas USVI/Norfolk VA 1270 Watch-leader 3 Delivery
2003 Swan 47 Sloop Caribbean or Bermuda/RI 4000 Watch-leader 5 Deliveries
1999 Swan 47 Sloop Annapolis MD/Newport RI 450 Crew 10
1998 Swan 47 Sloop Newport RI/Bermuda 630 Watch-leader 10
1996 Swan 47 Sloop Newport Ri/Bermuda 630 Watch-leader 0
1995 Swan 47 Sloop Marion MA/Bermuda 650 Watch-leader 10
1994 Swan 47 Sloop 1975 Newport RI/Bermuda 0 Watch-leader 10
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